Comparison between fishing in Kenya and Japan


  • Fish farming is done in both the countries.
  • Cooperative societies for fishermen is practiced in both countries.
  • Marine fishing done in both countries; similar species e.g. sardines, tuna, etc.


  • In Kenya both marine and inland fishing is done while in Japan only marine fishing is carried out.
  • Marine fishing is confined to Kenyan territorial waters only while in Japan marine fishing extends beyond the territorial waters up to high seas.
  • The marine fisheries in Kenya have few/limited fish and species whereas in Japan, the fishing ground is richer with a variety of species.
  • In Kenya, marine fishing is done on a small scale based on simple technology and use of traditional methods whereas in Japan fishing is done on a large scale based on advanced technology and use of modern fishing methods.
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